No surprise: G-Men select Safety Kenny Phillips in 1st Rd.

It was not guaranteed, but I am not surprised that the Giants selected a safety in the first round of the 2008 NFL Draft. Although the Giants already signed a safety this off-season, the Giants needed and selected Miami Safety Kenny Phillips with the 30th pick of the first round in the 2008 NFL draft.

Kenny Phillips comes across as a great athlete and led the shaky Hurricanes last season to some of their rare glimpses of success. To find out more about Phillips’ strengths and weaknesses, click here.

Phillips seems to be a smart person and a quick learner, something that you need when you enter the Tom Coughlin Regime. I don’t even want to know what Coughlin does to players who forget plays, etc when he reviews tape. I’m not going to say it’s anything too complimentary

Shockey trade rumors false as expected

There were rumors flying around like mosquitoes leading up to the draft’s beginning on whether Giants TE Jeremy Shockey would be traded to the New Orleans Saints. Reasons for the proposed trade included that they didn’t need him with the late-season success, his attitude, etc.

It appears that Shockey will not get traded and will stay with Big Blue, as I expected all along. The false reports that were written by New York reporters just made me shake my head. They would say things like “from a source close to the team.” Wh-w- WHAT?” What source close to the team? The fans? They just make all that garbage up and it happens way too much. This was all false and it was the exact reason why I never posted anything on it beforehand.

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